DiceMan

diceman replied to your post “I was taught in school that hitter was definitely a Christian and that…”

this is actually super useful, so good timing :D been meanin to learn loads on WWI and 2

I’m happy to answer any questions within my capacity that you may have on it! My entire family are WW2 buffs, my dad especially so; my childhood was spent traipsing around war memorials, graveyards, museums and battlegrounds, and I still try to find time to hang out in the WW2 section of museums or get my grandad to regale me with war stories.

My knowledge is shamefully Euro-centric though as those are the sites I’ve personally been financially able to visit, so if you find any good resources for learning about the wars in a more global context, would you mind sharing them? :D

diceman said: *Wiggles closer* Do tell, do tell.

I’m not starting until the 1st, so I don’t have a whole lot to share yet, besides my already existing excitement about human biology and proteins (and what I know from former biology and chemistry classes + nerd research). I’m about to sign my confidentiality, which is all kinds of cool (in a professional way).

But, yeah. This’ll only increase the vampire jokes. Working with blood, taking it from people. Spending all day indoors. Going to a school right next to a bar called Lumskebuksen (translation: The Shadypants. Legit, I’m not even kidding). Their logo has L’s (from Death Note) L as their very minimalistic logo and I don’t know what to think, besides that I’m definitely ending up there and potentially hanging out with some fellow upcoming supervillains or at least anti-heroes.

diceman replied to your post “Just had a diversity meeting with a production company and had to…”

uuuuuuugh she sounds so goddamn annoying and sounds an annoying amount like my friend who I’m entirely glad isn’t in control of such things -_- Kinda a shame you can’t just sit her down and show her specific Tumblr posts… or take her job.

Euuuurgh, it’s a problem! Luckily, she’s not in charge of anything relevant, thank God! It’s times like that when you just wish you could hand out a handy pamphlet, don’t you?

hangthatman replied to your post “Just had a diversity meeting with a production company and had to…”

Yo, w2g for saying something tho! You’re great, Anwen.

Aaaah thank you!! I felt a bit nervous saying it because we were actually in a place where we were being given a talk by a Diversity Editor (that is a thing, apparently) and this woman piped up with her comments, so I had to confront her in front of a room full of people!!

It was a bit scary, but she’d said something about how she thought diversity wasn’t always appropriate for reasons of accuracy in period dramas, and then she cited the example of the BBC’s recent adaptation of The Musketeers, in which a black man plays one of the lead roles. I said something about how representation was important bc everyone watching the show had a right to see themselves represented in some way, to which she said ‘but you can’t sacrifice historical accuracy for it’. I then got to roll out the whole 'yo Alexandre Dumas was black so you can’t really protest about the accuracy of a black actor playing a Musketeer in an adaptation’ thing, and told her that I thought contemporary representation was more important than historical accuracy, and then the speaker interrupted us to try and get her talk back on track trolol

Then we were talking about how hardly any women are employed as sports commentators / sports presenters, and this woman started talking about how rubbish and ugly a certain female sports presenter was and said 'that’s why there aren’t any women commentators, because the one we do have is crap’ and I was going to respond to that but the speaker just spoke over her, so I didn’t get the chance. 

diceman replied to your post: Fic Update: Five Gadgets Tony Invented For S.H.I.E.L.D’s Convenience (+1 he didn’t)

>Tony Stark makes the worlds most impenetrable lock. Forgets to actually improve the rest of the door. Sorry, that kinda broke the illusion.

So don’t read it. What possible reason could you have for posting that other than to make me feel bad about something I wrote? If you don’t like it, then don’t respond to it. There is nothing productive to be gained from writing that.

Of course, you’re entitled to your opinion, but sometimes it’s better to think about the consequences of expressing it. I’m not going to rewrite the chapter just to please you, so all you really achieve is making me feel slightly upset. 

diceman asked:

What are the main differences between impulse control disorder and OCD?

As far as I know, an impulse control disorder (unlike OCD, there are several impulse control disorders) is defined sort of as a lack of control. Impulse control disorders include things like kleptomania and pyromania - it’s basically when you can’t stop yourself from doing something. There’s no reason for you to keep engaging in the (usually harmful) behaviour other than you feel like you really have to.

A diagnosis of obsessive compulsive disorder requires the presence of both obsessions and compulsions. An obsession is a prevailing thought that leads the sufferer to engage in their compulsions. For example, the sufferer might think that their house will be burgled (the obsession) if they don’t check the locks exactly seven times (the compulsion). They don’t do things because they can’t stop themselves from doing it, as with an impulse control disorder, but because they feel as though something bad will happen if they don’t.